The Latest: 4th person shot dead in Tampa neighborhood

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The Latest on the fourth fatal shooting in a Tampa neighborhood (all times local):

10 a.m.

The fourth victim to be shot dead in a Florida neighborhood was an unemployed construction worker who volunteered at a food bank.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 60-year-old Ronald Felton volunteered several times a week at a Seminole Heights food bank near where he was gunned down just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, possibly by a serial killer.

Cynthia Murray told the newspaper Felton had been living with her and would often arrive at the food bank at 2:30 a.m. to help.

Police have sealed off the neighborhood and were searching for the suspect. They say the gunman walked up behind Felton as he crossed a street and fired.

Three people were slain in Seminole Heights last month in a 10-day span. All three were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned downed at night for no apparent reason. None was robbed.

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8:40 a.m.

Police have sealed off a neighborhood where a fourth person has been shot to death, possibly by a serial killer.

Tampa police say they immediately set up a perimeter Tuesday morning around the Seminole Heights neighborhood after finding the body of 60-year-old Ronald Felton.

They say Felton was crossing the street to meet someone when a gunman came up behind him and shot him.

Spokesman Steve Hegarty said detectives can’t immediately say whether the shooting is related to last month’s killings where three people were slain during a 10-day span.

All three were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned downed at night for no apparent reason. None was robbed.

Police have been boosting patrols in the area. They have released surveillance videos of a hooded suspect after the earlier shootings.

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8:10 a.m.

A fourth person has been found shot to death in a Florida neighborhood that may be targeted by a serial killer.

Tampa police say residents of the Seminole Heights neighborhood reported hearing shots just before 5 a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found the body of a man in the street.

Spokesman Steve Hegarty said detectives can’t immediately say whether the shooting is related to last month’s killings where three people were slain during a 10-day span.

All three were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned downed at night for no apparent reason. None was robbed.

Police have been boosting patrols in the area. They have released surveillance videos of a hooded suspect after the earlier shootings.

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6 a.m.

A body has been found in a Florida neighborhood where three other people have died in apparently random shootings.

Tampa police said early Tuesday they’re investigating a suspicious death in the city’s Seminole Heights neighborhood. No further details were immediately released, including whether the person was shot.

Three people were fatally shot in the neighborhood during a 10-day span last month. All were alone and had gotten off a bus when they were gunned downed at night for no apparent reason. None was robbed.

Police have been boosting patrols in the area. They have released surveillance videos of a hooded suspect taken after two of the shootings.

 

H/T foxnews

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